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Jean-Marc Duvoisin has come a long way from the days when he was selling chocolate bars out of the back of a van in Colombia, writes Gillian Nelis.

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor

@gnelis
12th October, 2014
Jean-Marc Duvoisin, chief executive, Nespresso.

Twenty-five years ago, Jean-Marc Duvoisin left his native Switzerland for Colombia, and a job as a travelling salesman for Nestlé. It was his first experience of one of the world’s main coffee-producing nations, and it remains one of his favourite places to visit.

These days, his trips there tend to be a little more involved than they were back then, when he was selling chocolate bars and other products out of the...

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